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Dog-Friendly Vermont

Wagging Tails, Happy Trails

Vermont welcomes dogs. Wide-open spaces and public trails make for great places for dog owners to let their pups enjoy the great outdoors, and many lodging properties accommodate four-legged family members. Your dog will love exploring all the sights, sounds and scents of Vermont in all seasons. Visit a state park, take a walk on a rail trail or path - wherever you decide to visit, a trip to Vermont is guaranteed to get tails wagging. As you explore, please be respectful of various rules surrounding dogs. Some Vermont State Parks don’t allow dogs on beaches or at picnic areas, and do require leashes in certain other areas. Some private paths and parks ask that dogs remain leashed; it's best to know before you go. Best practices include bringing a leash with you and always picking up after your pet.


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Pet Friendly Lodging 

Search for pet-friendly lodging in Vermont, including hotels, B&Bs, farmstays, and campsites, as you plan to visit Vermont with your four-legged friend.

Dog Mountain Chapel in Vermont

DOG MOUNTAIN

In Vermont, our canine friends have a monument, art gallery, chapel and public park dedicated to them. Created by renowned artist Stephen Huneck, whose work focused on dogs, Dog Mountain celebrates dogs' roles in our lives.

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A PET-FRIENDLY ITINERARY

Vermont’s 251 Club members explore the state, sometimes with their four-legged companions. Get their recommendations for places to visit with pets and find pet-friendly lodging in Vermont.

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Find Your Next Hike

TrailFinder's resources will inspire you for your next hike and point you to important information like closures, difficulty level and nearby services.

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State Parks

Vermont's State Parks are open year-round. From camping in cabins to enjoying a day on the lake swimming, paddling or boating, learn more about Vermont's 55 state parks.

Beer being poured at a Vermont brewery

Dog-Friendly Beer Trail

Your four-legged friend might not be able to enjoy a cold one with you, but these dog-friendly Vermont breweries will allow him or her to relax beside you as you enjoy your favorite Vermont beers.

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Outdoor Recreation

Autumn hikes, mountain bike rides, making camp among the fiery leaves, and paddling and fishing on clear water reflecting the foliage are just some of the ways to enjoy this season.

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TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.